HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 cc26-7W
Mr. McCrindle

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has offered any assistance to airlines to release blocked remittances in third world countries.

Mr. David Mitchell

I share my hon. Friend's concern about the serious problems faced by British airlines as a result of blocked remittances overseas. We remain in close touch with the airlines affected and continue to give them all the help we reasonably can to secure the repatriation of funds unduly delayed by overseas Governments.